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Bermuda and the American Revolution

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the November 1931 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.   The unexplained gunpowder conspiracy in 1775.  It was natural that Bermuda should be closely concerned in the Revolution as in other phases of American his­tory. From the early days of Sir George Somers the Islands had offered a haven to storm stressed ships bound from Eng­land to her Virginian colonies; and then, as…


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Bermuda Bound

An account of the Wanderer’s voyage from Essex, Connecticut, to St. George’s, Bermuda. This article first appeared in the January, 1932 issue of The Bermudian. Leslie Howarth had summoned the four voluntary members of his crew to convene at Essex…


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Crystal Cave – One of Nature’s Pleasantries

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the May 1931 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did in print originally.  Early in 1907, a group of small children were playing with a…


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How Bermuda’s Hills, Dales, Reefs and Byways Got Their Names

The legacy of a running feud between Bermuda’s government and some of its voters is preserved in Southampton’s Piecrust Place, a small cul-de-sac near St. Anne’s Church where the issue of what’s in a name once sparked an amusing rebellion.…


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The Blackburn Plot: A Tale of Death and Deception in the Yellow Fever Era

This short story was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the December 1933 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  Marion Ainsworth had been disgraced, and discharged without notice by Vincent Candee, managing…

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Bermuda During the Second World War

In September 1939, Dr. William (Bill) Cooke was just 11½ years old, living in a BELCO owned house on Cemetery Road. Years later he would write in his memoir that he saw “several policemen ride up to the BELCO Front…